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Academic Counselor (Massena Central School District)

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Academic Counselor (Massena Central School District)


Research Foundation


$23.00 - $24.00

Description of Duties

The SUNY Canton LPP program works with numerous school districts and community-based organizations (CBO’s) to deliver academic, career, college, social and emotional support to middle and high school students to graduate and enter the workforce and/or college. This position is responsible for providing services to students in grades 7 - 12 who are enrolled within the Massena School District. Duties include outreach, administering program assessments, planning and implementation of lessons, executing retention strategies, and working closely with students and families.

  • Provide services that support student academic success including but limited to; mentoring, tutoring, study skill development, social skills development, college/career exploration, personal learning plan development, community services and enrichment activities.
  • Plan and develop fieldtrips and other educational activities that would include summer and afterschool programming. These activities will include social and life skills improvement, academic assistance, community service, employment preparation, college readiness, enrichment or cultural activities, mentoring, civic service, leadership, sports and wellness, social and emotional skill development.
  • Screen, assess, and act independently to provide student and family referrals to community-based organizations and collaborating agencies for assistance.
  • Administer program assessments including interest inventories, personal learning plans, and social/emotional tests to students.
  • Serve as an advocate for students to schools, teachers, counselors, etc. to help students succeed. Enhance collaborative relationships to maximize the student’s and family’s ability to access supportive services.
  • Work closely with partner school staff and counselors to identify and case manage Liberty students.
  • When appropriate, conduct home visits and maintain ongoing home contact.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and participate in professional development activities.
  • Submit monthly LPP data reports including student academic and enrichment activities, student contact hours, grades, attendance etc.
  • Committed to professional growth which is in alignment with student success, college and career access.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, counseling, social work, human services or related field and one or more years of professional experience working in an educational setting or related field.
  • Valid New York State drivers license.
Preferred :
  • Master’s degree in Education, counseling, social work, human services or related field.
  • One or more years’ experience working with a grant; experience working with students identified as “at risk”, low-income, or first-generation students.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply for Position

All appointments are contingent upon continued receipt of State funding and renewal of appointment is subject to the Research Foundation of SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of annual funding.

The Research Foundation, a unit of the State University of New York, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SUNY Canton is building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.


SUNY Canton

The College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college's present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton.

At SUNY Canton, students receive a career-driven education in a small, friendly and beautiful environment.

Students learn from professionals in their fields, so they may find themselves assisting a veterinarian, working in a health clinic or investigating a crime scene.

Most of the college's four-year programs integrate credit-bearing on-the-job internships, giving students a professional advantage when they enter their careers. Regardless of their major, all students benefit from our tutoring and library services which are currently ranked #1 in SUNY.

Sixteen academic majors are available completely online, for a convenient educational option. Many individual general education courses are also available online.

The campus spans acres of countryside and borders the historic Grasse River, lending itself to scenic views and plenty of room for outdoor activities. Many students enjoy the beautiful walk over the college's two footbridges spanning the Grasse River to explore downtown Canton.

The Adirondacks, the Thousand Islands, Ottawa and Montreal are all popular day trips.

SUNY Canton is one of the four colleges in the Canton/Potsdam area. The four institutions are linked by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, a consortium which shares library services and provides cross-registration for students and staff. The Associated Colleges also sponsors a variety of educational programs and cultural events.

We believe that the employees of the college are our most important asset and their collective quality is what differentiates this institution from the rest of the State University. It is the individual, working in concert with others, who provides the quality learning and growing environment for our students. Our students are successful because of these values; the concern, the caring and personal support by faculty and staff. We believe that an investment in our people is the best investment we can make.

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